How To Run PUBG On PC With High FPS, Nvidia Publishes Performance Guide
Chicken dinners at 60 FPS.
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The wildly popular Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (commonly called PUBG) is set to officially release on December 20 on PC, but Nvidia jumped ahead and did its own internal performance testing of the game. Based on the pre-release test server that's said to be optimized, Nvidia ran hundreds of benchmarks on both maps to get framerate data with the goal of getting a 60 FPS average.
At the resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p) and "High" graphics quality settings, a GeForce GTX 1060 is recommended. Nvidia claims to hit an average of 70 FPS while never dipping below 60 FPS. If players wish to play at "Ultra" quality settings at 1080p, a GTX 1070 is recommended.
For players that want to bump the resolution up to 2560x1440 (1440p) with "High" quality, Nvidia suggests a GTX 1070, which netted a 72 FPS average and a 61 FPS minimum. Pushing "Ultra" settings at 1440p would require a GTX 1080 to stay above 60 FPS. And the ambitious folk running 3840x2160 (4K) and "High" settings, a GTX 1080 Ti is said to do the trick; the top-tier video card ran a 60 FPS average. 4K "Ultra" quality is quite the feat, but a factory overclocked GTX 1080 Ti is best suited for the task.
All benchmark tests from Nvidia were done on a system equipped with an Intel Core i7-6700K CPU, 16GB of DDR4-2133 RAM, and the Windows 10 64-bit operating system.
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PUBG continues to grow, and it's already sold over 20 million copies on PC during its early access phase. With vaulting, new weapons, and a new map included in the final version, players are getting more features on top of performance optimizations. The Xbox One version went into an early access phase earlier this month; it's even bundled with the Xbox One X for a limited time. However, technical performance has been unstable for the early console version.
If you're just getting started, be sure to read through our PUBG beginner's guide so you can win that coveted chicken dinner sooner rather than later. And for more on how the aforementioned video cards perform overall, check out our reviews of the GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1080, and GTX 1080 Ti.